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of reaching that 75% milestone and giving us so much mentum -- momentum and enthusiasm that that goal, talk about a truly 20% city, is proving this can be down, right in front of us. let me end as i began -- enthusiastically. i do not think this is a big deal. i know this is a big deal. the more i tell, not just the state, but the country, and i see folks all around the world, and they are dumbfounded by what the city has accomplished. you know how cities really operate? what you do not want to understand is what goes on and goes down here. this is about waste water. this is the stuff that lies beneath the surface, and at the end of the day, it is the stuff that really matters because at the end of the day is the work that these guys are doing behind me in this building. jobs, the new economy, these mandates that brought people together, not divided people. no, garbage police are not out there. the business community did not disappear. quite the contrary. what we have done is raise the bar for others. we have given people the sense that this could be done. more to the point, why should you
. that is the spirit that brings us together at the swearing in. that should be the spirit that focuses and unites all of us. that is about collaboration, coordination, partnership. not just the public and private partnerships. it is also the public partnerships. it is about getting people to work and reducing anxiety and stress, creating opportunity and building the future of this city by focusing on investing in people and place. i am very grateful that you all took the time to be here. i see you wait too many commissioners to even mention them. -- i see way to mano many commissioners to even mention them along with department heads. i want to thank all of those assembled, family members in particular, for taking the time to come down. we're making a number of new appointments. we are making some reappointment. one that i cannot hesitate to or should not -- john newland and i go way back. i somehow became the president of the commission, i still do not know how that happened. newland came in to replace a former director and took over the show down there. he was running things, dpt for some time. i g
comfortable on some of these commissions. you get a little leverage over folks. sometimes people use it, some more subtle than others. rodney has never done that in any way that would solicit, from my perspective, any condonation or critique. -- condemnation or critique. he operates in places down there near fisherman's wharf. he does a great job and does it with integrity. thank you for your desire and willingness to serve. these are important positions. i am about to go to the bond ratings agencieses. they are waiting for me. we will try to keep our bond rating of their as the highest in california. we are proud of that. it is a remarkable thing, trust me. i cannot promise that is the way it will be in a week or two because we have depleted some reserves. i can promise you it will be better than nine out of 10 others because of the way we have managed the city finances. people love to critique and say we should spend money we do not have, but we have done justice to that. i say that because we are about to go out and sell about $1.8 billion bonds on the water improvement project. the figure
. that is good news for the port. we use our property quite frequently in the filming. i saw the beautiful cities be taken from pier 7 the other day while i was traveling in denver. it's all around the world. that is good news for the city and the port as well. i do have some sad news. our friend john kitto passed away this afternoon. he is a native of san francisco. -- our friend john kitto recently passed away. he is a native of san francisco. he went off to the navy and then off to the family business at fort bragg. eventually, don and his family opened up de thel monte fish company end of the money in business at pier 45. john and his family have been a mainstay of our fish processing business at pier 45. he has been extremely instrumental in being an important part of the fish industry that ultimately got to the pier 45 area so that we could have a viable fish processing industry. he was born in san francisco in 1927. he is been married 59 years to his lovely wife mabel. he is the father of three boys and one girl. his daughter of genejanette helo run the family business in san francisco. ou
and the waterfront, all of the support you provided the staff to help us bring about changes that you created and to weather through some of the bumps along the road. i think you learned how to put out a lot of fires. going to the fire commission, a good move. thank you. [applause] >> commissioner, congratulations. i think the entire commission has heard it over and over from the port staff, but we are really lucky, the people working for the city, to have such a great commission. it really feels like we're working on the same team towards the same objectives. you have always been so attentive to all of the items that we bring to you and help desk problem-solve when there were particularly thorny issues. we appreciate that. we wish you luck with the fire commission. we are a little bit jealous of the firefighters in the city. they have a great commissioner coming their way. we look forward to seeing you at the calamari club. [applause] >> commander and commissioner, susan reynolds, director of real estate. personally and on behalf of the real-estate department, thank you very much for all of
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